The florid Baroque Augustusburg garden has an attractive relationship with the landscape. The garden is bounded by the town of Brühl on one side. On the other, it is contained by a wood, a canal and then farmland. Made as a summer residence for the Archbishop and Elector of Cologne, the Augustusburg garden has a light-hearted air. The large and very well kept parterre de broderie, which forms the central feature of the design, has a dominant central axis pushing out into the woods. It then intersects other avenues to form a star. One ray leads across farmland to a hunting lodge, Falkenlust. Dominique Girard, the French designer who also worked at Schleissheim and Nymphenburg, designed the garden at Falkenlust. The woods were adapted to the serpentine landscape style by Peter Josef Lenné in 1842.
Schlossstraße 6, Brühl, Centre and North West, Germany
All year. Dawn to dusk.
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